2014 Vermont Statutes
Title 9 - Commerce and Trade
Chapter 80 - FLAME RETARDANTS
§ 2974 Chlorinated flame retardants

9 V.S.A. § 2974 What's This?

§ 2974. Chlorinated flame retardants

(a) Except for inventory manufactured prior to January 1, 2014, no person, other than a retailer, shall, as of January 1, 2014, manufacture, offer for sale, distribute for sale, or knowingly sell in or into this State any children's product or residential upholstered furniture that contains a concentration of TCEP or TDCPP that is greater than 0.1 percent by weight in any product component.

(b) A retailer shall not, as of July 1, 2014, knowingly sell or offer for sale in or into this State any children's product or residential upholstered furniture that contains a concentration of TCEP or TDCPP that is greater than 0.1 percent by weight in any product component.

(c)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of subsections (a) and (b) of this section, the 0.1 percent-by-weight thresholds under this section for TCEP and TDCPP shall be applied to an individual article and not to individual product components for the following:

(A) personal computers, audio and video equipment, calculators, wireless telephones, game consoles, handheld devices incorporating a screen that are used to access interactive software and their associated peripherals, and cable and other similar connecting devices; and

(B) interactive software intended for leisure and entertainment, such as computer games, and their storage media, such as compact discs.

(2) In applying the requirements of the 0.1 percent-by-weight thresholds under this section for TCEP and TDCPP to an individual article under this subsection, the Attorney General shall interpret what constitutes an "article" in a manner that is consistent with industry practices and guidance, including the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, and Restriction on Chemical Substances regulation, known as "REACH," Regulation (EC) Number 1907/2006, Art. 3(3). (Added 2013, No. 85, § 1.)

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